On 25th June, we sent the following email to officials of the Road Safety section at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS). We also copied the Smarter Travel section of DTTAS and Minister Paschal Donohoe -
It was announced last week by the Department of Transport, during Bike week, that 15 cycling-related road traffic offences which could be covered by on-the-spot fines and expected to be in places as early as July. The fines are expected to be €50 or more.
Sunday 21st June, 12 Midday to 4.30pm.
The 3rd Annual Irish Cargobike Championships: You can see lots of cargobike users participate in a range of fun races such as the relay race, the slalom, the traditional egg and spoon race and a Dutch ring jousting game called Ringsteken. This event will also feature a village market with a range of food, refreshments, and craft stalls, information stands, merchandise and cycling products. Wear a whacky hat and bring a picnic for the Midsummer Mad Hatter tea party! Prizes galore on offer!
Saturday 20th June @ 1pm to 5pm.
‘Pedal in the Park’ takes place for the 6th successive year with literally ‘something for everyone!’ There will be a full tented village with food stalls, bike checks, bike rides, stunt bikes, bike polo, bike treasure hunt, kids Sprocket Rocket cycle training, another ‘Meet the Fawns’ bike tour, great prizes and much, much more!
BIKE TOUR: Friday 19th June @18.30- For something completely different why not ‘pair up’ with a new friend on the ‘Singles Speed’ tour! Come along and enjoy a leisurely cycle and chat in the wonderful surrounds of the Phoenix Park, and meet new friends!
CYCLING CINEMA: Wheel2Reel 5 - cycling themed movie starting 20.00 - Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park
BIKE WEEK: Thursday 18th June @ 18.30 - Miriam Whittle Phoenix Park Guide will take you on a fascinating tour exploring ‘Nature in the Park’ - from wildlife to plants and trees and birds! Find out the fascinating breadth of City Wildlife existing in the Park.
BIKE TOUR: Wednesday 17th June @18.30 - Terry Moore, Phoenix Park Deer Ranger will lead the hugely popular ‘Meet the Fawns’ bike tour. During this period when deer fawns are now being born, see the action close up and maybe even get to pet a young baby fawn!
CYCLING CINEMA: Wheel2Reel 3 - cycling themed short movies starting 20.00 - Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park
BIKE TOUR: Tuesday 16th June @ 18.30 - John McCullen, Historian & Landscape professional will lead a bike tour on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and the major links in the Phoenix Park to the Irish born Duke of Wellington!
BIKE TOUR: Monday 15th June, @18.30 - Roy Barron, Phoenix Park Ranger will lead a bike tour to the ‘hidden secret’ that is the fascinating Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Discover the other side of 1916 and the so-called Great War, and Ireland’s involvement in it